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Ryan Seacrest Should Stick To Hosting, Not Singing

All Lady Gaga covers are not created equal. Take this one by Ryan Seacrest and his buddy Larry King, who joined together for a frighteningly bad rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” We’ll take Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Bad Romance” over this any day. Seacrest out. Keep reading »

Bad Company: Our Worst College Roommates

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They eat with us, sleep with us and annoy the ever-living-crap out of us — and sometimes they do stuff that is so monumentally weird, we remember them for the rest of our lives. Most of us weren’t able to choose our freshman year roommates, and were stuck with whatever bad luck our college housing offices doled out. And though we mostly tried making the best of it, sometimes we had to deal with a real dud.

After the jump, some of our worst roommate stories — anonymously, of course (to protect the terrible roommates!). And don’t forget to tell us yours in the comments!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stop Being So Awesome

Dear Joseph Gordon-Levitt,

Seriously, it’s getting to be a little much. You’re hot, you run a creative arts collective, you sing Lady Gaga covers, and you’re in some of our favorite movies. Really, you’re so perfect it’s kind of gross. Would you just get fat or sexist already? Or if not, come visit us at the Frisky office, OK? Thanks.

Love,
Julie Keep reading »

What We Wish We Had Known In College

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College is a time of self-discovery, independence and unlimited access to frozen yogurt. It’s a great experience, full of cute boys, endless freedoms and gross dining hall food. But college can also be a majorly trying time, full of both stupid and smart mistakes. In honor of Back to School Week, keep clicking to learn some of the valuable lessons we learned while in ye olde college. And tell us: What do you know now that you wish you’d known then?

Why Shutting Down Craigslist “Adult Services” Won’t Actually Make A Difference

Last week the popular online classifieds site Craigslist shut down one of its more lucrative sectors — its “Adult Services” section. Thanks to an effort lead by Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut attorney general, the Craigslist’s “Adult Services” section is now “censored” and unavailable to users. Blumenthal and his associates fought to shut down the the section down because they believe that it was promoting not just prostitution, but child sex trafficking. Said Blumenthal: “… these prostitution ads did not promote a victimless crime. There is human trafficking in children, assaults on women.”

Proponents of the “Adult Services” ban believe that it will help shut down sex and child traffickers by giving them one less venue out of which to operate. But is that really true? Keep reading »

Woman Takes Driver’s Test 960 Times. Really.

We could all learn a little something about perseverance from Cha Sa-soon. Sa-soon is the 69-year-old South Korean woman who failed her driver’s test 959 times before finally passing it. For three years, starting in 2005, she made obtaining a license her job — she took the test five times a week. She eventually scaled back to taking it every other week, and finally passed the test in May of this year. Keep reading »

These British Girls Are Terrible Singers And Worse People

You might think British people are all “quietly drinking tea” and “reserved dignity” and “the Queen’s English.” But then you watch this video of teen disasters Abby and Lisa auditioning for British show “The X Factor” and you realize that no, they’re exactly as mortifying as everyone else. Keep reading »

Quotable: Juliette Binoche Thinks Gerard Depardieu Has Man Problems

“I think something, probably some masculine part, is hurt somewhere.”

–Actress Juliette Binoche on a nasty comment fellow actor Gerard Depardieu made about her and her new film “Certified Copy.” Depardieu was quoted as saying, “Please can you explain to me what the secret of this actress is meant to be? […] She has nothing. Absolutely nothing.” Harsh, Gerard. [Gather.com] Keep reading »

NY Times Stupefied By Women Who Love Their Small Busts

Holy crap! Believe it or not, there are some women out there who have small boobs and actually like them. Shocked by this notion, The New York Times examines the beguiling trend of A-cups who aren’t trying to be D-cups.

The crux of the article: Small-breasted women are embracing their lack of curves — and specialty lingerie shops have begun to realize that small-boobed women wand to look and feel sexy, too.

Our question: How is this at all news? Women of all body types and shapes should embrace their sexiness — regardless of cup size. And it doesn’t take a NY Times trend story on boobs to know that. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Chickens. In Tiny Outfits. Hell Yes.

Look, we should all be so lucky as to find something that makes us truly happy. In the case of Linda and Gary Woodward, that passion is for chickens. Specifically dressing them up in tiny handmade costumes with arms and photographing them for a calendar. The costumes range from “Gone With the Wind”-themed to Harley Davidson-influenced and, says Gary, the chickens are totally fine wearing them as long as you hold them. [Best Week Ever] Keep reading »

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